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Jess Ward Dead at 74

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Funeral services were held today at the Riverside Memorial Chapel for Jess Ward, a noted philanthropist and Jewish communal leader, who died Sunday in Jerusalem, He was 74 years old, Mr., and Mrs, Ward were in Israel to dedicate the amphitheater which they had donated to the Kfar Batya children’s village, a project of American Mizrachi Women, His wife, Mrs, Linore Ward, is chairman of the national board of American Mizrachi Women, Born in New York City, Mr., Ward was active in many Jewish organizations and was the recipient of the Kether Shem Tov Award of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America for his contributions and communal activities on behalf of Orthodox Jewry, He was a vice-president of Yeshiva Both Abraham in Jerusalem, and a past president of the Hebrew Free Burial Society.

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